Situated within the soaring peaks of the St. Elias Mountain range, Kluane Lake is ranked as one of the top ten National Park destinations in Canada. Home to Canada’s largest mountain, Mount Logan, this northern region boasts some of the most pristine and ecologically diverse wilderness in the country. As the largest Lake in the Yukon, Kluane has also featured prominently in the history of the Gold Rush and fur trade.
The Kluane Lake experience is based out of the Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS), operated by the Arctic Institute of North America. This scientific research camp features a number of 2-4 person cabins, all heated by wood stove, and is located on the shores of Kluane Lake. From here we will explore the surrounding environment and visit sites of historical and cultural importance.
KLRS is situated within the traditional territory of the Kluane First Nations and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, within close proximity to the villages of Haines Junction, Burwash Landing, and Destruction Bay.
Throughout the trip we will hike, enjoy lunch with community elders, visit museums, experience a wildlife survey, participate in cultural activities, relax in the hot springs, and explore various amenities around Whitehorse. If you are interested in discovering the beauty of Canada’s north from the remoteness of a mountain research camp this is the trip for you.
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Dr. Michael Moloney is an underwater archaeologist and paleoclimatologist who has conducted research projects around the world. He is a talented guest speaker who has entertained audiences with his engaging speaking style throughout Canada and aboard Arctic cruise lines. In addition to research, Dr. Moloney is an avid outdoorsman enjoying multi-day forays into the backcountry, day hikes, and rock climbing, and canoeing. During the winter, he spends his time snowshoeing, ski touring, and snowboarding. He is a fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America.